Project Analyst - Venues
Brailsford & Dunlavey is seeking a dynamic project analyst for our Washington, DC office.
Ambitious, diverse, multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial: these are all words that describe B&D. But what ties us together is our excitement and passion for advising our college, university, venues or municipal clients on how to best position their assets to drive optimal benefit. Whether interviewing students on a college campus, touring classrooms in an elementary school, or sitting with fans on a stadium’s opening day, we are driven by our purpose to advance communities. It starts with our own B&D community; it starts with you.
We are searching for thinker-doers who are intellectually curious, self-motivated, and willing to take risks to advance their own professional development. Be prepared to work directly with leaders in the industry, on highly visible projects, in a fast-paced environment. Your technical skills and passion for sports and entertainment facilities will be leveraged and expanded to execute strategic planning, market analyses, financial modeling, and implementation plans. Your work will directly enable our clients' actions to better provide for their student-athletes, students, patrons, and other stakeholders—something we find to be meaningful and invigorating, and that we hope inspires you.
From Day 1, you will have the opportunity to play an important role on high-profile projects:
- Updating a financial model to determine the ROI on new improvements to an MLB stadium.
- Presenting to State leadership on the market opportunities of a stadium and mixed-use development.
- Developing procurement documents and financial analysis guiding the optimization of arena operations.
The primary focus of this position is to produce analytics and resulting synthesis to inform the project team’s advisement to our clients such as, higher education institutions, municipalities, and professional sports organizations on the positioning of assets such as stadiums, arenas, intercollegiate athletics facilities, recreation centers, sports complexes, and entertainment and innovation districts, etc. to best leverage the long-term mission and vision of the organization.
The Analyst is directly responsible for:
- Collecting and analyzing information as directed by the Project Executive and Project Management, and
- Translating complicated information into meaningful recommendations for clients.
In collaboration with the Project Lead, the analyst is responsible for managing internal project team meetings and resulting strategy sessions to ensure project milestones are met. The analyst is typically the secondary management interface with the client, and is charged with effectively supporting the client relationship.
Other essential responsibilities include:
- Performs data collection and analysis, which includes but is not limited to, research, in-person interviews, and telephone interviews to gain market insights, leading and reporting on focus groups, and design/analyze surveys, space plans, and financial models with purpose and precision.
- Creation of excel-based financial and economic impact models.
- Synthesizes results of analyses relevant to client context.
- Contributes to the development of project documents and tools to support the team’s effective storytelling and development of recommendations, as well as the decision-making of institutions.
- Actively engages and collaborates with internal and external contacts to support the project team in critical thinking and the development of recommendations.
- Participates in B&D's business development activities to include attending conferences, writing articles, and developing relationships with potential and current clients.
- Participates in and seeks out professional development and coaching opportunities, including B&D’s mentor program, expanding your technical capacities for creating and analyzing financial data, improving presenting and written skills.
- Actively participates in team meetings, firm-wide meetings, and client meetings.
- Assists with quality control and client satisfaction activities specific to his/her assigned projects.
- Performs other duties as assigned with the effort and skills necessary to contribute to B&D’s continued growth.
- Minimum of a bachelor's degree and two years’ experience in business management, finance, real estate development, architecture, engineering, planning, construction management, or a related field.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Must be willing and able to travel (independently by car, air, or train) regularly.
- Foundational understanding of the firm's project types, general project management concepts and methodologies, as well as basic sports and entertainment industry knowledge.
- Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel (beyond beginner level), Outlook and PowerPoint.
- Resourcefulness in gathering and organizing data and information.
- Understanding of economic and real estate development principles (such as supply and demand, pro forma development, debt service, present value, return on investment, internal rate of return, etc.).
- Demonstrated ability to be productive in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional work environment, exemplifying grit and grace under pressure.
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as collaboratively in a group setting.
- Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.
- Intellectually curious, with strong analytical and critical thinking abilities.
- Demonstrated commitment to professionalism with a strong work ethic.
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence and risk taking.
- Aptitude and self-motivation for continuous learning, professional growth and development.
- Demonstrated self-awareness and assertiveness.
- Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills.
- Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and project management skills.
- Familiarity with real estate, finance, and accounting principles.
- Clear support for the firm's mission, values, and operating paradigm.
- Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability and ethical backgrounds.
Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external clients and other consultants. Contact involves: routing calls, troubleshooting, or providing information.
Brailsford & Dunlavey is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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Work Environment and Physical Demands
Work Environment, Equipment, and Physical Demands:
[The demands marked below are representative of those that will be required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please check all that apply. ]
- Office environment; moderate noise.
- Occasional evening or weekend work.
- Air and overnight travel is required.
- Office equipment/computers 8 hours per day.
- Sitting at desk or table up to 6 hours per day
- Standing or walking
- Repetitive wrist, hand or finger movement (while operating computer equipment)
- Eye-Hand Coordination (keyboard typing)
- Hearing and talking
- Extended periods of reading fine print.
- Light to moderate bending, crouching, and stooping (filing)